The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa has named Jerry Westenhaver its new general manager effective July 1.

“This is an exciting move for my family and me,” Westenhaver said in a statement. “Oahu literally is our home, and we are pleased to return to this incredible community. Being a part of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach legacy is an honor, and I am looking forward to working with our Hyatt ohana [family] again.”

Westenhaver will replace David Lewin, who will return to his hometown to assume the general manager position at the Hyatt Regency of San Francisco.

Westenhaver, who helped open the Hyatt Regency Waikiki in 1976, is leaving the G.M. position at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa near Albuquerque, N.M. He has also served as G.M. at the Hyatt Regency properties in Sacramento and Oakland, Calif.

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation to several of its public areas and restaurants.
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